In 2010, comedian and actor Kevin Hart made a statement about dark-skinned women that was very offensive to many. On Twitter, Hart wrote:
On an episode this year of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore was given a doll so she could be evaluated on her potential parenting skills, but many fans of the show didn’t like the comments she made about getting a Black doll.
In the scene, Moore mentioned that she was disappointed about getting a Black doll and that she wanted a white doll instead. Moore said that she has white genes so her baby may end up having white features.
Soon after the episode, fans took to Twitter to address the reality star’s comments:
After that statement, many of his fans expressed their disappointment with him. Hart later apologized.
During a 2013 interview with The Coveteur, rapper A$AP Rocky upset many people when he suggested that darker-skinned women shouldn’t wear red lipstick because it looks better on light-skinned women.
In 2012, D.L. Hughley told National Public Radio host Michel Martin that he really doesn’t like black women because they’re always angry. The comedian went on in the interview to say that his wife is the only Black woman he can stand.
After his statement, Hughley received backlash from many, many Black people, but he never apologized. Instead, he talked about how he has long been an advocate for celebrities who make controversial statements: “I have defended (actor) Michael Richards for the N-word. I defended (conservative radio talk show host) Rush Limbaugh. It is the idea that they have the right to say it.”
In 2010, singer Chris Brown took to Twitter to address a blogger in the entertainment business, Sandra Rose. What the R&B singer said left many fans questioning whether he had self-hatred: